Alabama Senate race: Rep. King says 'dump' Bannon after Moore loss

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Steve Bannon brought an element of hate into politics: Rep. King

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) on former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, Roy Moore's loss in the Alabama senate race and concerns over biases within the FBI and Department of Justice.

Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., took to Twitter on Wednesday saying the GOP must “dump” Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist, following the Alabama election.

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During an interview on FOX Business, King applauded the president for ousting Bannon from the White House.

“It was not really a political statement I was really making as much as the governmental philosophical one. I think with Steve Bannon that the president did the right thing removing him from the White House last summer,” King told Maria Bartiromo on “Mornings with Maria.” “I don’t consider him a conservative. I know he graced himself as some Irish-Catholic working guy. To me he just looks like some drunk who wandered in off the street and I’m not trying to be sarcastic.”

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Bannon campaigned for Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, who lost to Democrat Doug Jones, several times in the state. King blamed the loss on Bannon.

“He has brought an element of hate into politics, racial division and I think it backfired in Alabama ... It backfired in the White House. It made a very difficult situation for people who worked in the White House and I just don’t see what Steve Bannon brings to the political scene or the governmental scene,” King said.

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